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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 8, Number 4, December 2014


Jackie Maugh Robinson
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Bridal Veil Falls

Married in June. Warm September Yosemite honeymoon. Hiking along the Tuolumne River. Rascal raccoons invading camp. Twelve identical pictures of a sleeping fawn. Red wine with the sunset and coffee at dawn.

Three years later, we've returned. We stand at the edge of the snow-carpeted meadow, watching the spreading gold light behind Half Dome lead the November full moon into the valley. His arms encircle me like a warm shawl and I feel his breath in my hair. This is a pilgrimage of goodbye. Goodbye to the baby born prematurely in October and lost after only a day. Goodbye to us, because we know that his illness means the end of our time together.

imagining us
on empty diary pages—
summer wildflowers



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